Topic: New Parasitic Wasp to Britain (Periope hoerhammeri)
Chris could you add the parasitic wasp Periope hoerhammeri (Heinrich, 1949) to the UKSI and beyond please.
"The Tanyptera Project · **NEW SPECIES TO BRITAIN - Periope hoerhammeri**
This parasitic wasp has been recorded in Britain for the first time after it was swept by Tony Hunter from Pine trees at Altcar Training Camp during last Friday's Tanyptera Project recording day. Tony took the specimen back to World Museum, Liverpool and having identified it under the microscope, was able to get confirmation from Gavin Broad. The close relatives of these wasps feed from the inside of their host caterpillars and it's likely P.hoerhammeri is a parasitoid of a micromoth but there are no host records. P.hoerhammeri is known from just a few countries and one of only three species known in the genus worldwide."